The Roots & Shoots Native Americas program from the Jane Goodall Institute has been selected by The Walt Disney Company as a recipient of funding through Disney’s Friends for Change: Project Green.
Roots & Shoots is among the five programs that have been chosen for their environmental efforts.
Since 2006, Roots & Shoots has been working with the Oglala Lakota Tribe on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. The Roots & Shoots Native Americas project works with the entire Pine Ridge community planting community gardens, doing Roots & Shoots projects and learning about traditional practices.
You can learn more about the project from our recent chat with Patricia Hammond, Pine Ridge Field Coordinator. You can vote on the Friends for Change website to help Disney decide how the first installment of its $1 million in donations will be distributed among the five programs. Roots & Shoots Native Americas will receive a portion of this installment. The amount depends on the percentage of votes earned—first place gets $100,000! We’re asking our friends to support this program in two ways: